[unisog] [Security-l] Differentiating Between Real and Phishing Emails to Staff and Students
l.vincent at ballarat.edu.au
Tue May 13 05:24:49 GMT 2008
At UB we send out any ICT specific notifications using a standard email
template and the subjects are prefixed with either "IS ALERT" or "IS
Announce" depending on the notification being sent.
If I am alerting users to a new virus or email etc, I send and IS
ALERT. If we are notifying users of downtime or maintenance etc, we
send an IS Announce.
Hope this helps mate.
Information Security Officer
University of Ballarat
PO Box 663
BALLARAT VIC 3353
Tel: +61 3 5327 9386
Mobile: 0439 357 203
e-Mail: l.vincent at ballarat.edu.au
CRICOS Provider Number: 00103D
>>> "Tim Lane" <tlane at scu.edu.au> 13/05/2008 3:04 pm >>>
I regularly send out emails to staff and students advising on phishing
scams, general security alerts, password changes etc. As the frequency
targeted phishing scams increase, I continue to get more queries by
and students questioning if the very emails I send to staff and
valid or a scam.
I would be interested in knowing how other institutions are providing
increasing assurance to staff and students that emails from their IT
Security section are valid.
Examples might include disclaimers, digital signatures or encryption
but if this is an area you have looked at and addressed could you
Information Security Manager
Southern Cross University
Ph (02) 6620 3530
Mobile 0418 248 571
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